Work hard, play hard. That’s the credo of these NFL players who like to bro-out and party at some of the best clubs and festivals in the country.
Looking for your kindred party spirit? We’ve wrangled 6 NFL players who are sure to be the life of the party wherever they go. And if you’re lucky, you might one day find yourself partying with these bros in the VIP section of a swanky club or getting down at a college bar…because who outgrows college bars?
From seasoned vets to rookies, these guys get down.
6. Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton
After years of being heavy in the bar scene, we’re not sure much has changed for this party dude. He once made an announcement that he’ll refrain from being drunk on camera…but I think the safer bet is to remove the bottle of Jack Daniels from your hand and stop swigging from the bottle. Don’t believe me? Google ‘Kyle Orton Drunk” for all the reasons you need. Or just check out the sweet collage below.
5. Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford
Matt Stafford, the let’s-take-a-helicopter-and-go-to-a-cabin-to-party kind of party guy. Well, cellphones captured your 26th birthday-palooza, or rather #staffapalooza. Cabin? Check! Hot tub? Check! Glow sticks? Check! Everyone likes to get down in the wilderness once in a while. Want proof? One #staffapalooza attendee posted this photo captioned: “Wishing I was back in this hot tub on this cold day! #staffapalooza #chemicalburns” Ouch.
4. San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick
Colin’s been Kaepernick’ing all around the United Stakes. If he’s not partying at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami (where a ‘suspicious incident’ occurred), the San Francisco quarterback might be found sailing on a Carnival Cruise ship where, if it’s anything like last year, he’s partaking in body shots. Summer fun!
3. San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith
House parties. Raucous house parties. Just watch out for guns. Smith threw an epic party at his home near San Jose that eventually led to shots being fired (because alcohol). Two of the party-goers were hit by the gunfire and are currently suing Smith. His off-season antics have become fodder for news outlets – including being charged with driving under the influence after plowing through a San Jose resident’s front yard. Party on?
2. New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski
Sun’s out, guns out. Anywhere. Everywhere. That’s Gronk’s motto. From the streets of New Orleans to the bright lights of Las Vegas with rookie Johnny Manziel, he’ll out Gronk you in any party situation…unless your name is Johnny Manziel.
1. Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel
After finding his kindred party spirit in Gronkowski, Manziel’s partying has reached another level. Although he’s no stranger to popping champagne, VIP tables, and beautiful women swarming him at night clubs, Johnny Football bro-ed out with Gronkowski in Las Vegas for the Memorial Day Weekend. Detractors will say he should be getting ready for his upcoming rookie season, but Manziel has some words for the haters in the form of an Instagram photo captioned: “Guess it’s impossible to enjoy the weekend and study?”
Work hard, play hard. That’s how life works, right?
Honorable ‘Bro’ Mentions: Ravens players Jacoby Jones, Bernard Pierce, and Jimmy Smith for allegedly getting tossed from Ocean City, Maryland’s beachclub “Seacrets” for reportedly being too inebriated over the Memorial Day weekend. Go, America!
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